It’s never too late to fulfill your dream. Arthur Nightingale is a British actor who only started acting at the age of 42 and has set an inspiring example. He is renowned for his supporting roles in different popular British TV productions such as Great Expectations, Jane, The Professionals, Classic Ghost Stories, and more. 

Short Bio: Age And Early Life

Arthur Tulloch Nightingale was reportedly born on 11th October 1931 in Greenwich, UK. He is in his early 90s as of 2021.

The actor left school at the age of 14 and went on to work as a telecommunication technician.

Later, at the age of 42, he joined the East 15 Acting School in Loughton, Essex, UK. Since then, he has continued working as an actor.

Relationship: Wife And Children

Arthur is happily married to his wife Maureen for more than 54 years. Further details on his conjugal life are not disclosed as the actor prefers staying low-key.

Arthur Tulloch Nightingale with his wife, Maureen, in the garden of their home in Eltham, South-east London. Source:

There are also no details of his children and other family members.


Nightingale’s acting career started shortly after he joined Acting School in Loughton in his 40s.

During his early acting career, Arthur appeared in several plays by Shakespeare, Brecht. Further, he also played minor roles in musicals.

Likewise, Nightingale’s first role on television was in the TV series Pinnochio. He also appeared in several movies such as Great Expectations (1981 miniseries), The Calcium Kid (2004), Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009), and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

Next, in 2012, he appeared in Anna Karenina as Oblonsky’s Servant. He was 81 years old when he starred in the movie.

The 90-year-old actor was also in comedy-drama Derek which was co-written by David Earl and Ricky Gervais. The actor plays the character Arthur in the TV series.

The actor rose to fame in 2015 via his role in the Christmas commercial  #heimkommen of the German supermarket chain Edeka.

In the commercial, Arthur Nightingale plays a German grandfather faking his own death to reunite his family on Christmas.

The commercial garnered 300k likes and 500k shares on Facebook and over 20 million views on Youtube within 4 days of its release.

Lately, the actor appeared in multiple TV series The Crown(2016) and In the Long Run(2020).

How Much Is His Net Worth?

The Pinnochio actor has a whopping net worth of $4 million with an average salary of $500k as of 2021.

Along with his acting job, Nightingale also earns from endorsements and commercials including Edeka’s Christmas ad on Facebook and Youtube which has 67 million views as of 2021.

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